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Re: HamPi 1.0 Released!

N3RDR
 

And the readme says to not use the image if not willing to run that on background.  To me, removing the program will break the "user agreement". 

I chose to not install because of that.

Carlos
N3RDR

On Jun 22, 2020, at 11:40 AM, N5XMT <dacooley@...> wrote:

Its not Seti@home.  It's Einstein something that is the project installed

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 2:03 AM Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm@...> wrote:

I don’t believe that there is any point in running set@home any more

 

 

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/306989-the-setihome-project-is-ending-after-21-years

 

Dave

G4UGM

 



Re: Brand New to Raspberry Pi

N5XMT
 

Booting mine up here so I can see if the libreoffice suite is on it


On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 8:50 AM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
Dave's new HamPi collection is something that caused a major change in my approach.  I got my Tech and General Ticket on March 14 and the Shutdown started the 16th.   I spent that time figuring out my HF required equipment for my shack.  I have been planning on using an existing iMAC and a semi-retired PC for Shack Automation.   After listening to Dave's session with David Casler on his Friday YouTube;  I said OK,  I have to do this now.  So I looked around and found enough information to purchase my first Raspberry Pi 4 and a few accessories to set it up. Since then I have found a few good websites for more info that have provided lots of little answers for the RP newbee.   Yes, wireless is included, or I can plug in an ethernet cable, and other similar questions.

Today I was reading an article about setting up a portable office computer.  He is using a RP 3 model and shows the standard operating system install  includes Libre Office and other compatible office apps as included.  My question is,  Are these included on the OS image in the HamPi download that does have an OS on it?

If not how can I add them?

Thank You.

de KEoZUW John




Brand New to Raspberry Pi

John Nicholas
 

Dave's new HamPi collection is something that caused a major change in my approach. I got my Tech and General Ticket on March 14 and the Shutdown started the 16th. I spent that time figuring out my HF required equipment for my shack. I have been planning on using an existing iMAC and a semi-retired PC for Shack Automation. After listening to Dave's session with David Casler on his Friday YouTube; I said OK, I have to do this now. So I looked around and found enough information to purchase my first Raspberry Pi 4 and a few accessories to set it up. Since then I have found a few good websites for more info that have provided lots of little answers for the RP newbee. Yes, wireless is included, or I can plug in an ethernet cable, and other similar questions.

Today I was reading an article about setting up a portable office computer. He is using a RP 3 model and shows the standard operating system install includes Libre Office and other compatible office apps as included. My question is, Are these included on the OS image in the HamPi download that does have an OS on it?

If not how can I add them?

Thank You.

de KEoZUW John


Re: Getting AP mode to work on the new Ham Pi image

Mark Griffith
 

With the latest Raspbian (or whatever it's called today), the default is to come up in client mode.  There is supposed to be a way with the Pi4 (and perhaps the 3B+) to bring it up in client AND AP mode, but I have not tried.  Making it come up in AP mode just requires editing a few files.  There may be an app for that, I don't know.

If you are wanting to use the Rpi in the field, the best option, IMO, is to use a COTS WiFi (Commercial Off The Shelf) router and AP like the old Linksys WRT-54 or equivalent.  Just bring it up with the default software, or reflash it with DD-WRT and it becomes the Access Point.  Plug your Pi, or several Rpi's into the switch ports with Ethernet cables, and you can have access to several Rpi's running different software, or for different users.  Make the SSID on the router your ham call sign, like KD0QYN-AP, connect to that WiFi, and each of the Pi's plugged in will have an IP address assigned by the router.  Once you know those, the rest is easy.  Connect with SSH or VNC or through HTTP, whatever.

If you add an external AP, like a TP-Link CPE-510, you can greatly extend the WiFi range and allow users from different locations to access your Raspberry Pi machines.  I have something like this setup for my EMCOMM station and it works perfectly.

Lots of possibilities there.

Just my 2 cents.

Mark
KD0QYN


On Monday, June 22, 2020, 9:27:24 AM CDT, George Zafiropoulos <george.zaff@...> wrote:


Dave - Thank you for all the hard work to pull this together !

I am sure this topic has been covered many times but I would appreciate some clarification.
I want to use a tablet with Real VNC to talk to the PI.
When I boot the new Ham Pi image, WiFi is turned on and see's other AP's in the area.  It seems to not come up in Access Point mode itself.
When I read the older posts on this list there is  lot of good advice but the older posts say that the PI should boot in AP mode, not in a client mode.
Unless I am missing something, what I see is exactly the opposite. 
The question is how do I put the PI into AP mode for field operating? 

Thanks for help.
73 George
   


Re: A bit of help needed

N5XMT
 

some people are having issues with 5GHZ wifi.  Also, make sure to use the raspberry pi configuration and set the wifi country code.  without that, it will not attempt to connect


On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 3:45 AM Trigger X <triggertech@...> wrote:
Thanks to everyone that gave me the help I needed. I was up last night just staring at the screen in wonder. I thought that these moments were supposed too end in ones' teens. Anyway, there is a follow up question (well, two). Firstly, my RTL-SDR dongle will not tune below 24MHz. I don't know what settings that I have to adjust but I have RX'd before sub 24MHz on my SDR Touch app on the Android phone, the dongle is a proper one from RTL-SDR.com, I also cannot get it to connect to my wifi, is that not supported? It isn't a dealbreaker, far from it, I think that this distro/release/don't know what to call it, is great. I have to do some work for college and I am getting to the point where I'm thinking of selling my other computers and getting some other radio gear. Thanks again to all though, this is brilliant. Is there a way to send W3DJS a small donation for this excellent work, I owe the man a pint at least!


Re: HamPi 1.0 Released!

N5XMT
 

Its not Seti@home.  It's Einstein something that is the project installed


On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 2:03 AM Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm@...> wrote:

I don’t believe that there is any point in running set@home any more

 

 

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/306989-the-setihome-project-is-ending-after-21-years

 

Dave

G4UGM

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim via groups.io
Sent: 22 June 2020 07:07
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] HamPi 1.0 Released!

 

Nope, Seti@home is installed and runs on startup. It's easy to remove though, if you don't want it.

sudo apt-get remove boinc*
rm /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/boinc.sh


Getting AP mode to work on the new Ham Pi image

George Zafiropoulos <george.zaff@...>
 

Dave - Thank you for all the hard work to pull this together !

I am sure this topic has been covered many times but I would appreciate some clarification.
I want to use a tablet with Real VNC to talk to the PI.
When I boot the new Ham Pi image, WiFi is turned on and see's other AP's in the area.  It seems to not come up in Access Point mode itself.
When I read the older posts on this list there is  lot of good advice but the older posts say that the PI should boot in AP mode, not in a client mode.
Unless I am missing something, what I see is exactly the opposite. 
The question is how do I put the PI into AP mode for field operating? 

Thanks for help.
73 George
   


Re: GPS install

Tim Fleming
 

Thanks for the reply. As you can pretty much tell from my questions, I’m a Raspian newbie. I’m not sure how to send screenshots of the files you mentioned.

73

Tim Fleming
K8TAF


On Jun 21, 2020, at 10:51 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


send the results of 
lsusb
ls /dev/ttyUSB*

And the contents of your configuration file /etc/default/gpsd

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 6:59 PM <timfleming50@...> wrote:
I’ve trying to install a gps dongle for use with the W3DJS HamPi image. I’ve installed the gps files, modified the gps config file, and installed chrony. When I enter the command “systemctl is-active gpsd” it returns “inactive”. However the similar command for chrony returns “active”. When I enter “lsusb” my gps dongle is listed. Can anyone advise me what my problem with this install could be? Thanks in advance.



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: A bit of help needed

Dave Wade
 

You need to set “Q-Branch node”

 

HF Direct Sampling Mode - Listen to 500 kHz - 24 MHz with direct sampling. Simply connect an HF antenna to the SMA port, and choose the Q-branch mode. There is a built in 25 MHz low pass filter, but additional HF filters may be required for optimal performance (e.g. to attenuate strong MW AM).

 

Dave

G4UGM

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Trigger X
Sent: 22 June 2020 11:45
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] A bit of help needed

 

Thanks to everyone that gave me the help I needed. I was up last night just staring at the screen in wonder. I thought that these moments were supposed too end in ones' teens. Anyway, there is a follow up question (well, two). Firstly, my RTL-SDR dongle will not tune below 24MHz. I don't know what settings that I have to adjust but I have RX'd before sub 24MHz on my SDR Touch app on the Android phone, the dongle is a proper one from RTL-SDR.com, I also cannot get it to connect to my wifi, is that not supported? It isn't a dealbreaker, far from it, I think that this distro/release/don't know what to call it, is great. I have to do some work for college and I am getting to the point where I'm thinking of selling my other computers and getting some other radio gear. Thanks again to all though, this is brilliant. Is there a way to send W3DJS a small donation for this excellent work, I owe the man a pint at least!


Re: A bit of help needed

Trigger X
 

Thanks to everyone that gave me the help I needed. I was up last night just staring at the screen in wonder. I thought that these moments were supposed too end in ones' teens. Anyway, there is a follow up question (well, two). Firstly, my RTL-SDR dongle will not tune below 24MHz. I don't know what settings that I have to adjust but I have RX'd before sub 24MHz on my SDR Touch app on the Android phone, the dongle is a proper one from RTL-SDR.com, I also cannot get it to connect to my wifi, is that not supported? It isn't a dealbreaker, far from it, I think that this distro/release/don't know what to call it, is great. I have to do some work for college and I am getting to the point where I'm thinking of selling my other computers and getting some other radio gear. Thanks again to all though, this is brilliant. Is there a way to send W3DJS a small donation for this excellent work, I owe the man a pint at least!


Re: HamPi 1.0 Released!

Jerome Kutche
 

None at all. 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm@...>
Date: 6/22/20 5:03 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] HamPi 1.0 Released!

I don’t believe that there is any point in running set@home any more

 

 

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/306989-the-setihome-project-is-ending-after-21-years

 

Dave

G4UGM

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim via groups.io
Sent: 22 June 2020 07:07
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] HamPi 1.0 Released!

 

Nope, Seti@home is installed and runs on startup. It's easy to remove though, if you don't want it.

sudo apt-get remove boinc*
rm /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/boinc.sh


Re: HamPi 1.0 Released!

Dave Wade
 

I don’t believe that there is any point in running set@home any more

 

 

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/306989-the-setihome-project-is-ending-after-21-years

 

Dave

G4UGM

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim via groups.io
Sent: 22 June 2020 07:07
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] HamPi 1.0 Released!

 

Nope, Seti@home is installed and runs on startup. It's easy to remove though, if you don't want it.

sudo apt-get remove boinc*
rm /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/boinc.sh


Re: HamPi 1.0 Released!

nfg
 

Nope, Seti@home is installed and runs on startup. It's easy to remove though, if you don't want it.
sudo apt-get remove boinc*
rm /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/boinc.sh


Re: HamPi 1.0 Released!

Bob Bennett
 

There is a program that tracks your cpu usage and temperature. That can give you and idea of how much power the ‘search’ is costing you

Bob nz2z


Re: A bit of help needed

Danny K5CG <k5cg@...>
 

You can use Etcher to flash the .img file but it will also flash the .img.xz file and uncompress it on the fly. You don't have to expand it first.


Re: A bit of help needed

N5XMT
 

I don't know what you are downloading, but there is no BZ2 file in this

On Jun 21, 2020, at 17:35, Trigger X <triggertech@...> wrote:
Well, I tried for a few hours to try to flash a card (32GB) and getting Balena to find the file didn't work as Balena didn't recognise the tar file I downloaded only the bz2. I flashed it anyway but when I put the card in the RPi 4 (4GB) I ended up getting a screen that was the one in the attached image. If anyone has any ideas I could sure use some help. Thanks, Tryg


Re: THE HAM-PI GROUP

 

At the bottom of every email is a link which allows you to mute (Mute This Topic) future emails in the topic thread.

--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: GPS install

 

send the results of 
lsusb
ls /dev/ttyUSB*

And the contents of your configuration file /etc/default/gpsd

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 6:59 PM <timfleming50@...> wrote:
I’ve trying to install a gps dongle for use with the W3DJS HamPi image. I’ve installed the gps files, modified the gps config file, and installed chrony. When I enter the command “systemctl is-active gpsd” it returns “inactive”. However the similar command for chrony returns “active”. When I enter “lsusb” my gps dongle is listed. Can anyone advise me what my problem with this install could be? Thanks in advance.



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


GPS install

Tim Fleming
 

I’ve trying to install a gps dongle for use with the W3DJS HamPi image. I’ve installed the gps files, modified the gps config file, and installed chrony. When I enter the command “systemctl is-active gpsd” it returns “inactive”. However the similar command for chrony returns “active”. When I enter “lsusb” my gps dongle is listed. Can anyone advise me what my problem with this install could be? Thanks in advance.


Re: HamPi 1.0 Released!

John Pershing
 

Your kidding about the readme file aren't you?

John AE7NI